Although we have safer options for controlling fleas on our pets, the EPA still allows dangerous pesticides to be used in flea collars and other products. Tell the EPA to prohibit the use of these toxic chemicals in pet products.
New testing by the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals that the EPA's decision to leave these products on the market may create a significant health risk to pet owners, most notably young children. I am therefore extremely disturbed to learn that the EPA still permits the use of these products on pets. The availability of many safer alternatives for flea and tick control renders the continued use of these pesticides in pet products an unnecessary risk. The EPA must reconsider the safety of these products and remove them from the market.
I urge you to protect the health of our children as well as our pets by immediately ordering the removal of products containing tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur from the market.